The Bustard Inn Restaurant in Lincolnshire – Restaurants in South Rauceby, Sleaford


The Bustard Inn

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Rachael, October 2019

A really enjoyable dining experience. The food was absolutely delicious, service was great. Will most definitely be back. Thank you to all staff.

Peter Morgan, September 2019

The Bustard Inn is a gem. Great staff and fabulous food.

Frances, September 2019

A hidden gem!

Paul G (TripAdvisor), September 2019

Great food, great portions, great welcome We visited here on the off chance whilst driving in the area on holiday. It was a very lucky find. The waitress welcomed us warmly and made sure we had all we needed. The food tastes good and came in generous portions – it was a bit of a… Read more “Paul G (TripAdvisor), September 2019”

Tom, September 2019

I have driven past The Bustard Inn for many years and never quite been able to visit. First impressions were great, and I was amazed to see how big the restaurant was. The staff were very polite and helpful, the food was AMAZING (one of the best steaks I have ever had. Totally worth it).… Read more “Tom, September 2019”

Duncan, September 2019

Excellent and really delicious food. Staff lovely and service excellent. Carry on doing what you are doing. I would highly recommend The Bustard. 😊😊

Lisa Kirby, September 2019

We’ve eaten here six times over the past four years and always have a great meal. I think this was my favourite so far, rib-eye steak followed by lemon meringue pie. Delicious food and great service.

Keri J (TripAdvisor), September 2019

Lovely food and staff. Had a gorgeous meal and the staff are so friendly and helpful just added to the lovely evening. Wish it was more Local to me – I would become a regular visitor.

Steven Buss, September 2019

Clean, good food, staff very helpful, didn’t take long for the food to come. It all tasted fab. Well presented. I normally take photos of the food but it looked so good I just had to eat it. Toilets were very clean.

Sharon Watson, September 2019

Food was amazing and the staff excellent. Highly recommend.

James Fenwick-Smith, September 2019

Excellent food and good local ale.

Chris Mousley, September 2019

Excellent food. Friendly staff. Would book again

Helen Atkinson, September 2019

Highly recommend. Food tasty and service faultless. High standard for pub food, although perhaps a little pricey but worth it for the quality. There is a light lunch option, which we had – smaller portions at a lower price which means that you can sample more than one dish when you don’t want a big… Read more “Helen Atkinson, September 2019”

Karen, August 2019

Fantastic food. Lovely, clean interior. Friendly & helpful staff.

Gayner, August 2019

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and welcoming as always 😊 Amazing food – our favourite place to go locally, always top quality

Gerry, August 2019

Each experience has been impressive

Carol, August 2019

Lovely evening with my family. Nice place to visit if you want something a bit special. Good choice of ale and wine.

Chrismar50 (TripAdvisor), August 2019

Birthday Sunday lunch I have driven past The Bustard Inn hundreds of time but never visited. I was celebrating my birthday with family and had Sunday lunch. WOW. What a surprise. From the outside the building looks dark. It was a total surprise. The dining room is lovely and light. Beautiful in fact. We had… Read more “Chrismar50 (TripAdvisor), August 2019”

Paula, August 2019

Had another fantastic meal. Service extremely friendly and very welcoming. The Chef was very accommodating with different food options as there was one vegetarian in our party. I requested if possible to have a square table of 8 rather than in a long line. Which made the icing on the cake as we were all… Read more “Paula, August 2019”

Paul, August 2019

As always a great meal/experience …this time my wife’s birthday lunch on a Sunday. Friendly, professional service. Excellent meal, great choice even for a Sunday lunchtime.

ClanGunn (TripAdvisor), August 2019

Went to the Bustard with a couple of friends for a midweek lunch. I had never eaten there before but my guess is that I shall eat there again. I chose the fish n’ chips and everything on the plate was absolutely delicious, including the minted mushy peas (and I don’t like mint ! –… Read more “ClanGunn (TripAdvisor), August 2019”

Kim Wright, August 2019

Great, no, FANTASTIC meal, lovely staff

Carl Winwood, August 2019

Real ale and some pub grub. Pure delight.

Peter, June 2019

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. We always enjoy our visits. Nice to see some new items on the menu as well as old favourites. We will be back!

Sara, June 2019

Superb food, excellent service and a lovely setting. We will be back soon!

Andy, June 2019

Really lovely place to eat and drink. Well worth a visit. A little more expensive than the norm, however it was well worth the extra expense.

Janet, June 2019

We loved our lunch and the staff were so sweet and friendly. Planning on making another visit.

Mary, June 2019

The vegetarian dish was delicious

Kevin, June 2019

Great food as always

Suzanne, June 2019

Excellent service and fabulous food. Thank you – we will be definitely revisiting

Alan, June 2019

Very welcoming. Excellent service. Our lunch was extremely tasty, very well-presented and more than enough, leaving no room to sample the delicious sounding puddings. Perhaps we will next time, as we will certainly be back. Thank you.

Karl Bostock, June 2019

Great place to grab some lunch. I always find the staff really friendly. Food was excellent and priced accordingly. Enjoy!

Bryan, June 2019

As always the quality of the food was excellent. I enjoyed the pink roast beef and my daughter was “blown away” by the Mushroom Gnocchi. Bar staff, waitresses couldn’t be more helpful. Lovely place.

Colin, June 2019

Service very good, staff efficient and friendly. Meal excellent, pud to die for. Must be best in area.

Amy, June 2019

Love coming here, weather was lovely so sat outside for a family meal. Service was just as quick and attentive as inside.

Les B (TripAdvisor), June 2019

Our group of 25 had lunch last Thursday. The food from the gnocchi to the fish and chips to the sticky toffee pudding were outstanding. The staff were welcoming, friendly, efficient and professional. We visited many places in Lincolnshire that day but for many the highlight was lunch at The Bustard Inn.

jodvine11 (TripAdvisor), July 2019

Me and my partner won a competition on social media for a 3 course meal and from the minute we arrived we received incredible service. Staff and Lesley herself were so polite and the food was amazing. The atmosphere was great and although we didn’t have to pay for our meal the prices were spot… Read more “jodvine11 (TripAdvisor), July 2019”

philp580 (TripAdvisor), July 2019

Booked online at 10am, lovely welcome as usual food excellent, service first class , plenty of menu choice. Would recommend to everyone. Thank you.

Jason Parr, July 2019

First time to the Bustard Inn – and won’t be the last, the service was great, quality of food fantastic (though a little expensive). No GF option but the chef did effortlessly cater for this and changed a dish to accommodate, very much appreciated. Highly recommended.

Michelle, July 2019

Wonderful meal for our 10th wedding anniversary. Wine was lovely, the food was simply outstanding every dish we ordered was faultless, the service was fabulous. Can’t find any faults at all. Highly recommend. Thank you all for such a wonderful evening.

Helen, July 2019

Wonderful evening, service was fabulous even with a number of guests in dining, meals were luscious as always. See you in 2020!!!

Ruth Hodge, July 2019

We had a super anniversary meal on Tuesday the 23rd. The atmosphere is lovely and the food excellent quality and a great price. My husband commented it was the best steak he has had in a very long time. We will be back soon.

Stanley Wisdom, July 2019

Amazing service, lovely food – would highly recommended!

Rob King, July 2019

Great food, great staff, thank you – we will be back

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The Bustard Inn has been beautifully restored to highlight the stone walls and original timbers. The decor is light and fresh reflecting the colours in the stone with tapestries and bespoke wall art, tapestry chairs, hand-made solid wood tables and doors, wrought iron work, porcelain tiled floors, subtle lighting and underfloor heating throughout; this creates an elegant but informal and relaxing environment.

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